Supersisters Trading Cards. Louis RICH, Barbara EGERMAN.
Supersisters Trading Cards
Supersisters Trading Cards
Supersisters Trading Cards

Supersisters Trading Cards

New York, New York: Supersisters, Inc., 1979. First Edition. Trading Cards. (9 cm. x 6.5 cm.) Set of 72. Photolithograph on front, verso with type in black. Housed in acrylic case. Very Fine. Item #206

The "Supersisters" trading cards are the brainchild of sisters, Louis Rich and Barbara Egerman. In 1978, Rich's young daughter who collected baseball cards asked "Mom, why aren't there any pictures of girls on the cards? It isn't fair!" The "Supersisters" trading cards was a direct feminist response. Designed like sports trading cards with photos on one side and biographical information on the back, the cards quickly increased the near zero visual representation of exceptional women in all fields. Rich and Egerman contacted nearly 500 notable women including athletes, entertainers, politicians, authors, and activists. Although only 72 women responded, this diverse cross-section included some of the most prominent and influential women of the day. Among those who are now members of the very exclusive "Supersisters" set of trading cards include: Rosa Parks (No. 27), Gloria Steinem (No. 32), Bella Abzug (No. 8), Meredith Monk (No. 40) and Ntozake Shange (No. 72). Complete sets of these cards are difficult to find as most were sold to schools and universities, with at least one full set acquired by the Metropolitan Museum. Most photolithographic images vertical with a few horizontal. Most numbers on cards in red type with a few in black type. As cards were produced in batches this set might include a few cards from different batches. Nonetheless, scarce and desirable complete.

Price: $1,000.00

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